Friday, 20 August 2010
Is this an old story recycled or has Goldfinger really come out and tried to encourage offers for Upson again?
If it wasn't our club, it would be hilarious. At the beginning of the summer, the porn merchants declared a clear out and, so far, not a single plastic sausage has sold. That's the bugger of all this TV coverage I suppose - clubs can see what they are buying rather than trust to the word of an agent!
You wouldn't have thought Goldfinger was a successful business man listening to him. We would sell if somebody bid "six or seven million" apparently. Well, after hearing that, who is going to bid £7million exactly?
Remember those heady days when £20m was being talked about for Cole, £17m for Behrami, £12m for Upson and £10m for Green? Seems a long time ago now.
So Upson's contract is running down; so what? Even if he was available on a Bosman, would anybody be rushing to sign him? His best days are behind him. In fact, he's the sort of player who traditionally turns up at West Ham at this stage in his career so, we must be odds on to sign him next June anyway!
By the way, Sullivan was "confident" Parker would sign that contract on Tuesday of this week. Goldfinger is now just "hopeful". Interesting shift in the language there methinks.
Posted by Hammersfan at 10:05